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Fri Apr 18 05:01:38 SAST 2014

PSL slates Bucs fans

Sapa | 27 August, 2012 13:041 Comments

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) says it will not tolerate unruly behaviour from fans after Orlando Pirates supporters hurled objects onto the pitch and at stadium security in a cup match at the weekend.

“What we saw on Saturday night during the MTN8 semi-final clash cannot be condoned,” acting PSL CEO Cambridge Mokanyane said in a statement on Monday.

“It is not good for us or for the image of football.

“As the league, we condemn it in the strongest possible ways.

“The safety and security of both the players and the fans is our priority.” 

The Buccaneers, the MTN8 defending champions, were eliminated from the competition after a 3-0 defeat to Supersport United in the second-leg semi-final at Orlando Stadium.

The match descended into chaos when Pirates striker Benni McCarthy was sent off just before the half-time break after he was shown a second yellow card by the match referee.

During the game three fireworks were lit and one was thrown at United goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez.

The match had to be halted in the 66th minute as the referee called players into the centre circle, waiting for the crowd to calm down as fireworks were lit.

Police were called to the stadium after full-time and a heavy-duty police vehicle drove onto the field as a precautionary measure.

Two fans were seen arrested by stadium security in the players’ tunnel after the game.

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Aug 27, 2012
I personally disgree with what the coach of Pirates said. He is trying to protect Benni and blames the referee indirectly. If we can go retrospectively in all the games which Benni has played in RSA since he came back there was a bit of violence to other players from him. In the game against Celtics he man-handled a player and the referee did not charge him for that therefore he is used to that because he think sincewell he is paid more than most of the players he is above everyone. Again he grew up in the Cape flats in violent situations and he thinks everything is the same everywhere.

Pirates management should work on his attitutes and address the behaviours of the supportes. We only need fair play and good display of football. Kaiser Chiefs lost 4-1 to Sundowns, Amazulu lost 6-0 to Chiefs, Sundowns lost 3-2 to Swallows... you can name them all but none of these teams supportes ever done what Pirates supporters have done. Lastly it is not the first time they did this useless acts. They will conitumosly do these things because they know that Dr Khoza will always pay the fines.

SAFA shoould do something to stop this because now we will be afraid to go to the stadiums when our teams play against Pirates